No, I'm not a DragonRider. Actually, I wouldn't tell you if I were - girls never reveal such things. No, the "pie" in the headline refers to "pizza pie," more specifically, the kind of pizza pie that my buddy Jeffy makes super-specially for his closest friends. Last night, that was me, and Gauchito, the orange furry creature affectionately known as "Kitty."
Last night's pie was, as usual, exceptional. Draped in fresh mozzarella, slathered in garlic, and with a healthy layer of anchovies, this pie was, as we call it "grownup pizza." No garlic-breath-worriers, no weight-watchers, no anchovy-haters. Just Jeff, me and the pie. And Kitty, for a bit of conversation. Because we're fluent in Meowish.
What do you drink with such a dreamlike pizza-pie? No, not Klah. Bubbly, of course. Acidity goes well with anchovies. And bubbly, as it were, enhances both your understanding of Meowish and your sympathy for DragonRiders everywhere (but really, I wouldn't know anything about that).
Our choice? A smartly-chilled bottle of Piper Sonoma NV Brut. Not too spendy, with just enough spark to set off the anchovies, taming their smoky salty wildness just like you'd tame a dragon.
But really, I wouldn't know anything about taming dragons.
Photo by Anders Adermark.